Fundraising Ideas

We are forever grateful to the amazing people who choose to raise funds for Worldwide Cancer Research.

How you choose to fundraise in memory of your loved one is a very personal decision that your family and friend will want to discuss together. However, if you need help getting started, we have some fundraising suggestions you may find useful.

Research is the only thing that can help us make sure no life is cut short by cancer. And our scientists can only carry out that research because incredible people are fundraising and supporting us in many different ways.

Share your Lasting Tribute page

Letting your family and friends know that they can use the Lasting Tribute page to give in memory is the easiest way to start fundraising. Use the Facebook and Twitter buttons on your page, or email the link.

Funeral Donations

When you share your Lasting Tribute page, you can pass on information about the funeral arrangements (if appropriate). Friends and family can use your page to make a donation to Worldwide Cancer Research in lieu of flowers.

We also have donation envelopes that you can use at the funeral (or other fundraising events). If you'd like to order these please contact our Lasting Tribute Team on 0300 777 7910 or email Natalie Farr at

Organise your own fundraising event

Lasting Tribute enables you to set up your own events so you can raise money any way you like. There are many ways you can bring people together to remember and celebrate the life of your loved one. Whether your talent is baking cakes, running marathons, or organising special events, there’s a way for you to get involved. Whatever you decide, we’re here to help with suggestions, inspiration and support every step of the way.

Need some inspiration? Take a look at what some of our other supporters have been getting up to.

Once you’ve decided on how you’d like to fundraise please do get in touch. We've got everything you need to make it a success. Register your event here to let us know it's happening.

You can find all sorts of useful fundraising materials, from sponsorship forms to downloadable posters here

All the donations from these events will be added to your main Gift of Hope fund page. 

Special occasions and anniversaries

Once created, your Lasting Tribute page will stay open as long as you want. Family and friends will be able to remember your loved one by making gifts on special occasions. Many supporters choose to give on a birthday or anniversary.